Media Releases

Jimmy Pham AM Receives 5th Ilga Award

The 5th Ilga Award Recipient Jimmy Pham AM hopes to help the youth of Korea with a similar KOTO program
Saturday, 7 September, 2013—KOTO Founder and Executive Chairman Jimmy Pham Viet Tuan AM receives the 5th Ilga Award from Ilga Foundation's Chairman Professor SON Bong–ho at 11:00 a.m today at the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation in Seoul, Korea.

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Press Conference Aust-Viet Junior Chef Challenge

On 18 Jun 2013, the press conference for Aust – Viet Junior Chef Challenge was held at KOTO Saigon Restaurant to officially announce this grand event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam.

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Dining for a Cause Time Out Magazine

Over the past decade, KOTO, a non-profit organization, has given life-changing opportunities to more than 700 disadvantaged youths in Vietnam through its two-year hospitality training programme.

KOTO, which stands for Know One Teach One, is a social enterprise aiming to provide disadvantaged youths with the opportunity to improve their lives. It offers a platform for training in outstanding service, cuisine preparation and hospitality management. KOTO made the top five in the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the year 2009 awards for Entrepreneurship.

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First Ever Slipper Race in Vietnam 2013


First-ever Project Happy Feet Slipper Race in Vietnam
Walking with slippers to fund-raise for education and training of underprivileged children

Ho Chi Minh City, 30 Jan 2013 – This coming 17 March 2013, an estimated 2,000 people are expected to participate in the first-ever Project Happy Feet Slipper Race held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which is co-organized by Sport center of district 7, Project Happy Feet and KOTO, to raise about USD10,000 for the education of underprivileged school children in Vietnam by completing a 3km route at Phu My Hung District– wearing slippers.

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Voice of America October 2012

Vietnamese Restaurants Turn Philanthropy into Business

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The Word HCMC November 2011

In 2010 Dung was shown a fl yer for KOTO

(Know One, Teach One), an organisation

that gives disadvantaged 16 to 22-yearolds

the opportunity to turn their lives

around. Seizing a lifeline with both hands,

she applied and was accepted.

Read it here: The Word HoChiMinhCity November 2011


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